When you are using your Google Pixel 6a, you may notice that the volume may start to lower on its own. This could occur when you are using the phone’s speakers as well as when you are using a connected listening device.
To see how you can fix this audio issue for your smartphone, you can take a look at this troubleshooting article from Seeking Tech.
1. The first potentially fix you can try is to disable the Adaptive Sound setting. In order to do so, you need to take the following steps:
- Start by turning on the screen of your Pixel 6a and then unlock it.
- Afterwards, you need to open the Settings App of your phone.
- Inside of Settings, you need to go to Sound & Vibration.
- From the Sound & Vibration menu, you then need to head to Adaptive Sound.
- In the Adaptive Sound menu, make sure that the Use Adaptive Sound setting is turned off.
2. Some apps may have a setting where the volume level is automatically adjusted. Therefore, you can try disabling this feature in the application’s menus.
For the Spotify App, for example, you can take the following steps:
- Go to the Settings menu of the Spotify App by tapping the gear icon located on the top right side of the home page.
- In Settings, make sure that the Normalize Volume setting is disabled.
3. We also recommend that you keep all your applications updated as new patch versions may help resolve the issue with the Pixel 6a randomly lowering its volume.
To automatically update your installed apps, you can try doing the following:
- Open the Google Play Store App.
- Next, select your profile icon on the top right side of the screen.
- You then need to head over to Settings.
- Inside of Settings, select Network Preferences.
- In the drop-down menu, you then need to select Auto-Update Apps.
- From the pop-up menu, select either of “Over Any Network” or “Over Wi-Fi Only.”
4. A firmware update for the Pixel 6a may have fixed the volume issue as well. To manually update, you can take the following steps:
- Go to the Settings App.
- Next, you need to head into System.
- In the System menu, go to System Update.
- You then need to select the Check for Update option.
- If there is a new firmware available, then make sure to download and install it.
5. If the volume of your Google Pixel 6a keeps lowering on its own, then you can try deleting data for apps that uses audio. In order to do so, you can try doing the following:
- In the Settings App, go to Apps.
- Inside the Apps menu, tap the See All Apps option.
- From the All Apps menu, select an app.
- In the App Info menu, tap Storage & Cache.
- Once you get to the Storage menu, select the Clear Storage option.
6. You can also try uninstalling the apps you believed are causing problems and then re-install them again to see if doing so will fix your problem.
7. If you are using earphones, headphones or a headset, then you can try look at its settings to see if you can disable any features that could be causing the volume to be lowered.
8. If you volume keeps lowering on its own for your Pixel 6a, then we recommend that you contact Google in order to get additional support.
To see how you can stop your Google Pixel 6a from unlocking when you put the phone in your pocket, you can check out this article.